Minicraft Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 1/72

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  1. deckape

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    While digging around in my hundreds of built collections I dredged this one up. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLl I forgot I even had this one. I bought this one 9 years ago from a vender at a IMPS hobby show. The kit at the time retailed $50.00 But the kind man let me have her for $40.00 I went a head and took it and thanked him for his generousity a fine gentlemen. Ok fellas back to the model instead of useinf metelizer finishes i went to the best finish you can get I used kitchen foil to cover the ship. first i sanded and filled in all seams of the kit before application was done. for adhesives I used thinned down contact cement. following the panel lines on the kit for laying down the foilo panels when the foil is finished i sprayed the intire model with future. This is the first time its been out of the cardboard box in 9 years still fresh and shiney as the day I built her. A very expensive kit for that time 9 years ago i cant amagine how much they are now. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I guessed it.

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    Looking very good. :thumbright:
     
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    I had JUST learned about this foiling method. Well done!
     
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    not bad! I got that same kit. though I'll be doing the white top instead of all bare metal.
     
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    That's deadly ! I tried the same thing once with a 1/72 scale P-38 using cigarette foil and it looked like hell !! Nice model and nice job ! I built Monograms 1/72 scale B-52 once and it was HUGE !!! Kind of sucked up all the energy from all the other models I had. The model shop I used to buy from had a B-36 1/72 scale hanging from the ceiling, I would love to build that kit some day if I ever find one. Coolest SAC bomber ever !
     
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    oh, as for the price, I got mine for 36.95 at Airline Hobby supply.com
     
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    Ahoy Trebor
    Whent I first attacked this kit I thought about doing that to painting the upper decking white I regret it now thanks for your reply.

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    Nice work!
     
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    Oh man... your latest 1/72nd postings are killing me Ape! Beautiful. I would love to do that kit.
     
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    Great looking model deckape. Would like to try your method but not sure what contact cement is.Got a brand name I could look for? Also, what consistency did you use? Many thanks.


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    Thank you for your reply, then consistancy of the contact cement is that of heavy cream use lacueur thinner for thinning just brush it on the area you are applying the foil let it set for a minute before you apply the foil when dry use a teaspoon for a burnishing tool and burnish out the foil this will raise all of the detail on the plastic.

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    Seem to have missed this one somehow! Very nicely done Boats.
     
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    I am still amazed at some of the work I've seen on this forum, and this bird adds to my amazement.

    When I first heard about using foil, I could not understand how it is possible without wrinkles; and still don't.

    Nice work Boats!
     
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